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Past Event Corita Kent in Her Contexts: Art, Craft, Politics, and Society

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Corita Kent, handle with care, 1967, Courtesy of the Tang Museum at Skidmore College and The Corita Art Center, Los Angeles

Dr. Ori Soltes, who teaches theology, philosophy, and art history at Georgetown University, explores Corita Kent’s contributions to art history. Visual art has rarely been devoid of connections to religion and politics, and the hierarchy of visual artistic categories—architecture, sculpture, and painting; painting and photography; art and craft—has often offered blurred boundaries, particularly in the modern era. Kent often articulated those connections and helped identify that one form of self-expression is no more “art” than another. This program is presented in conjunction with Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, on view January 31–April 19, 2015, and is made possible by Michael & Sherle Berger Foundation.

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